Today and tomorrow, students will be taking the 4 1/2 week assessment. The previous blog posts cover the review that we completed in class and as homework. If you were absent, then you definitely need to complete the work for stations 1-7.
Now for the constructed response. Please respond to the following prompt:
A sympathetic character is a fictional character whom the writer expects the reader to identify with and care about, if not necessarily admire. Which character do you think is an example of a sympathetic character? Why? Use details from the text.
Claim: __________________________________ is a sympathetic character.
Evidence: The author makes the reader care about ___________________
because of (write why you care about the character in your own words.) This event or trait can be seen when the author writes/character says,does, etc. on page _______, "actual textual evidence from the book." ______________________ is not admirable, however, because (write your own reason in your own words). This can be seen when the author writes, the character says, does, etc. on page ________, "actual evidence from the book."
Rationale: These two instances combined make ______________ a sympathetic character.
Extra Credit for 1B, 2B, and 3A, but MANDATORY for 3B:
Much of the traditional Igbo life presented in this novel revolves around structured gender roles. Essentially all of Igbo life is gendered, from the crops that men and women grow, to characterization of crimes. In Igbo culture, women are the weaker sex, but are also endowed with qualities that make them worthy of worship, like the ability to bear children. The dominant role for women is: first, to make a pure bride for an honorable man, second, to be a submissive wife, and third, to bear many children. The ideal man provides for his family materially and has prowess on the battlefield. Select a character from the text and give at least three (3) examples of how his or her life revolves around a structured gender role.
In order to help you understand the content of your 10th grade literature class, you will find information from which you need to take notes. You will also find additional materials to help you along in the course.